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Old 11-13-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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I'd love to relocate to L.A. The only problem is, I have a great job in the DC metro area. Needless to say, I'm reluctant to quit and relocate w/out a job during such a bad economy. Currently, I'm waiting for a Sr. Analyst position to open up within my organization's L.A. regional office. Hopefully within a year or so, I may be able to secure a transfer.

I've visited L.A. numerous times, therefore, I know it's not all glam and glitz, but I love the fact that there's year-round sunshine. I strongly dislike cold weather. The only downside is, all of my family and friends are on the East Coast.

I have so many questions about living in L.A. I'm interested in finding out what posters like most about living in the area. Don't hold back, tell me about your favorite restaurants, night spots, activities, apartment rentals etc.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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I'd love to relocate to L.A. I'm interested in finding out what posters like most about living in the area.
There is a certain spaciousness in LA that I like; it is the biggest contrast to large cities in the East.

The preponderance of low-rise buildings (downtown and Wilshire Corridor excepted), allows for a big blue sky to be seen, an abundance of year-round green landscaping contributes to a sense of nature in the city, wide streets and a lower population density per square mile allow a feeling of not being crammed up to fellow residents.

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Old 11-13-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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*********r friends and family, when you get to LA you can get new ones
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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There is a certain spaciousness in LA that I like; it is the biggest contrast to large cities in the East.

The preponderance of low-rise buildings (downtown and Wilshire Corridor excepted), allows for a big blue sky to be seen, an abundance of year-round green landscaping contributes to a sense of nature in the city, wide streets and a lower population density per square mile allow a feeling of not being crammed up to fellow residents.
I love the fact that L.A. is not as dense as other major cities. Are you native to the area, or did you relocate?
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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*********r friends and family, when you get to LA you can get new ones
I've heard that it's not exactly easy to make friends in L.A.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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On a cold winter's day in the east, I can come out on my deck here in Los Angeles, on that same day, wearing a Tshirt, and see the snow on the mountains in the distance.
One of the many reasons I love living here.


Bob.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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if you earn enough money in LA, you can buy new friends
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA metro
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As a native of LA myself I'd advise you to stay put. DC as a whole pays much better than other metro areas. At least wait until the position becomes available for you in LA. It's not 'too' cold out there. Try north of NYC and into New England now that's cold. You get a nice 4 seasons in DC. You will have just as bad traffic in LA compared with DC. Plus you are near family and friends now. If you leave all that and a great job behind noon to realize living in LA isn't all that then you are SoL. I've actually considered a relo to the DC area but Cheaper real estate keeps in the Atlanta area. DC has a lot to offer, essentially on par with LA and better than Atl. A big factor in your decision maybe your age and what stage you are in life. Eg. single, married, divorced, family etc.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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I'd love to relocate to L.A.

I'm waiting for a Sr. Analyst position to open up within my organization's L.A. regional office.
Where exactly in "L.A." would your new job be?

What about you?

Single? Married? Kids? Spouse's job?
Housing budget?
Rent or Buy?
Type Housing desired, apartment, house, townhome, rent a room?
Do you own a car?
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Put a LA address on your resume
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